When Pete the Cat gets caught rocking out after bedtime, the cat-catcher sends him to live with the Biddle family to learn his mannersand boy, are they square! But for the groovy blue cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind upso the minute Pete walks in the door, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth.

As the end of second grade approaches, Jimmy has a lot of tests, and the last thing he needs is some groovy cat in his life, changing his family and turning everything upside down. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect friend to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

Approximate Running Time: 50 Minutes
Recommended Ages: Pre-K through 3

Curriculum Connections

  • Communication and Language Arts
  • Literature Based
  • Music
  • Relationships and Family


  • Creativity
  • Friendship
  • Getting Along
  • Overcoming Differences
  • Cooperation
  • Personal Growth

Fun Fact

Director/choreographer Dan Knechtges is a Tony Award nominee and has directed or choreographed five Broadway shows including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Xanadu, and Lysistrata Jones.

Original Credits

Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond
Music by Will Aronson
Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean
Original Direction and Choreography by Dan Knechtges
Scenic Design by Rob Odorisio
Costume Design by Jen Caprio
Orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle